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Hog and pig numbers released

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Iowa: On June 1 there were 20.4 million hogs and pigs on Iowa farms according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service Hogs and Pigs report. The June 1 inventory was up slightly from March and unchanged from a year ago.

The March-May 2013 pig crop was 5.20 million head. A total of 495,000 sows farrowed with an average litter size of 10.5 pigs per sow.

As of June 1, producers planned to farrow 500,000 head of sows and gilts in the June-August 2013 quarter. Farrowing intentions for the September-November 2013 were estimated at 495,000 as of June 1.

Kansas: The Kansas inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, was 1.88 million head, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was up 5 percent from June 1, 2012, and up 4 percent from March 1.

Breeding hog inventory, at 170,000 head, was unchanged from June 1, 2012, and unchanged from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1.71 million head, was up 6 percent from last year, and up 4 percent from last quarter.

The March-May 2013 Kansas pig crop, at 816,000 head, was down 2 percent from 2012. Sows farrowing during the period totaled 82,000 head, down 7 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 9.95 for the March-May period, compared to 9.45 last year.

Kansas hog producers intend to farrow 86,000 sows during the June-August 2013 quarter, unchanged from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September-November 2013 are 85,000 sows, up 6 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

Minnesota: On June 1 there were 7.95 million hogs and pigs on Minnesota farms according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service Hogs and Pigs report. The June 1 inventory was up 3 percent from March, and up 1 percent from a year ago.

The March-May 2013 pig crop was 3.21 million head. A total of 300,000 sows farrowed with an average litter size of 10.7 pigs per sow, setting a record for litter rate.

As of June 1, producers planned to farrow 300,000 head of sows and gilts in the June-August 2013 quarter. Farrow intentions for the September-November 2013 period were also estimated at 300,000 as of June 1.

Missouri: The June 1 Missouri hogs and pigs inventory is estimated at 2.75 million head according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is unchanged from March but is 50,000 below last year’s June inventory. Breeding hogs are estimated at 350,000 head, 15,000 below one year ago. Market hogs are estimated at 2.40 million head one percent below last year.

The March-May pig crop is estimated at 1.995 million head, up four percent from last quarter and up two percent above last year’s estimated March-May pig crop. Farrowings, at 190,000 sows, is a 5,000 sow increase from last quarter and unchanged from a year ago. Pigs saved per litter is at 10.5, up 0.2 pigs per litter as last year’s March-May.

Missouri hog producers intend to farrow 185,000 sows during June-August, the same as the number that were actually farrowed during the same period a year earlier. During September-November, hog producers expect to farrow 190,000 sows, 5,000 sows more then actual farrowings during the same period a year earlier.

Nebraska: The Nebraska inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, was 3.10 million head, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was down 2 percent from June 1, 2012, but up 3 percent from March 1.

Breeding hog inventory, at 400,000 head, was up 4 percent from June 1, 2012, and up 3 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 2.70 million head, was down 2 percent from last year, but up 3 percent from last quarter.

The March-May 2013 Nebraska pig crop, at 1.83 million head, was down 4 percent from 2012. Sows farrowing during the period totaled 170,000 head, down 6 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.75 for the March-May period, compared to 10.55 last year.

Nebraska hog producers intend to farrow 175,000 sows during the June-August 2013 quarter, up 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September-November 2013 are 175,000 sows, up 3 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

Oklahoma: Oklahoma’s inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, was estimated at 2.27 million head. This was down 1 percent from June 1, 2012, and down 2 percent from March 1. The breeding inventory of 410,000 head remained unchanged from last year. The market hog inventory was down 1 percent from the previous year and totaled 1.86 million head. Weight group breakdowns consisted of 800,000 pigs in the under 50 pound group; 370,000 in the 50-119 pound group; 210,000 in the 120-179 pound group; and 480,000 pigs in the 180 pound plus group.

The March - May 2013 pig crop totaled 1.96 million head, up 2 percent from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter. The 190,000 sows farrowed were unchanged percent from the number farrowed during the previous quarter.

South Dakota: The South Dakota inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, was 1.18 million head, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. This was down 10 percent from June 1, 2012, but up 1 percent from March 1.

Breeding hog inventory, at 180,000 head, was unchanged from June 1, 2012, but up 3 percent from last quarter. Market hog inventory, at 1 million head, was down 12 percent from last year, but up 1 percent from last quarter.

The March-May 2013 South Dakota pig crop, at 992,000 head, was up slightly from 2012. Sows farrowing during the period totaled 91,000 head, down 4 percent from last year. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.90 for the March-May period, compared to 10.40 last year.

South Dakota hog producers intend to farrow 91,000 sows during the June-August 2013 quarter, down 4 percent from the actual farrowings during the same period a year ago. Intended farrowings for September-November 2013 are 90,000 sows, unchanged from the actual farrowings during the same period the previous year.

Texas: The June 1 Texas hog and pig inventory, at 640,000 head, was 27 percent lower than June 2012. The number of breeding hogs totaled 100,000 head, unchanged from last year. The June 1 market hog inventory was down 31 percent from a year ago at 540,000 head, 84 percent of the total hog and pig inventory.

The March 2013-May 2013 Texas pig crop totaled 347,000 head, 19 percent below last year. Pigs per litter averaged 8.9, up 2 percent from the previous year. State Director, Doug Rundle, reported that 39,000 sows farrowed in Texas during March 2013 through May 2013, down 20 percent from last year.

United States: The United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1 was 66.6 million head. This was down slightly from June 1, 2012, but up 2 percent from March 1.

Breeding inventory, at 5.88 million head, was up slightly from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 60.8 million head, was down slightly from last year, but up 2 percent from last quarter.

The March-May 2013 pig crop, at 30.1 million head, was up slightly from 2012. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.92 million head, down 2 percent from 2012. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.31 for the March-May period, compared to 10.09 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 7.70 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.40 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.

United States hog producers intend to have 2.93 million sows farrow during the June-August 2013 quarter, down slightly from the actual farrowings during the same period in 2012, and down slightly from 2011. Intended farrowings for September-November 2013, at 2.92 million sows, are up 1 percent from 2012, but down slightly from 2011.

The total number of hogs under contract owned by operations with over 5,000 head, but raised by contractees, accounted for 46 percent of the total United States hog inventory, down from 47 percent last year.

Date: 7/8/2013



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